Peaceful scenes of pre-war England, showing a church with sheep grazing on its lawn, and college building. In contrast, explosion and results of German bombing is shown, with buildings collapsing and ruined. A long line of Chinese soldiers marching along the Great Wall of china. Shadows of three Japanese bombers flying over Chinese landscape. On May 4, 1942, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek decorates American fliers who made the first attack on Tokyo in World War 2. Wearing a Chinese decoration around his neck, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, who led that raid by U.S. B-25 bombers from the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, poses with Madame Chiang and others of his group. Scenes of Moscow, Soviet Russia, including a T-70 light tank moving rapidly along a city street. A Soviet Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bomber taking off in a snow storm. U.S. troops on a halftrack in North Africa. British artillerymen firing a 25 pounder in the desert. Glimpses of smoke rising from enemy strikes at cities in England, Russia, and China. Scenes of destruction. Brief street scenes of unscarred towns and cities in the United States. Defense workers in America going to work at Ranger Aircraft Engines factory (later part of Fairchild Aircraft and Engine Corporation), and a star flag showing war service by worker families. Farmers in Western U.S. harvesting grain. Railroad trains and river barges carrying harvest from U.S. farms. Herds of cattle and sheep being raised for the war effort in Western U.S. Aerial view of orchards and farms in America. A mining bucket filled with iron ore. Barge carrying the ore. A steel mill in operation. Scrap iron being recycled. View from production floor of U.S. bomber aircraft being built in a defense plant. Countless freight cars in a railroad marshaling yard at a port, where a tug boat and a freighter are seen in the water. War materiel piled up at the port. A convoy of supply ships underway.
Documentary titled, 'North America En AutoBus', on sight seeing in North America. A map of United States of America. Tourist bus moves along countryside. The bus travels on a busy city street. It stops outside a building. View of the passengers inside the bus. Conductors unload the luggage of a female tourist. He checks tickets of a couple and let them enter the bus. 'Greyhound Lines', is written on the bus.
King Peter of Yugoslavia and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in North America. King Peter of Yugoslavia meets U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his cabinet at the White House in Washington DC, United States. The King and the President seated in chairs. American newspaper men in the foreground. King Peter and President Roosevelt talk to each other. In Canada, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Princess Juliana and her granddaughters meet. They are seated in chairs in a lawn. The granddaughters on a seesaw.
A German submarine underway off the Canadian coast near the Saint Lawrence River in North America, during World War 2. A map shows the area of interest. The German submarine underway on the surface in calm waters. Crew members play cards below decks of the U-boat. A sailor cooks food. Others eat the food. The submarine submerges and the Canadian coast is scanned through a periscope. Torpedoes are fired and an oil tanker is hit. The oil tanker burns. Black smoke arises as the tanker burns.
United States Coast Guard operations in World War 2. Underwater views of ship's anchors being weighed, Convoy of U.S. ships in Pacific Theater, in July, 1942. The Attack Transport, USS Hunter Liggett underway, with crews doing amphibious training. Members of the 1st Marine Division aboard USS Hunter Liggett with Coast Guardsmen. Officers confer aboard vessel. Marines read books on ship. August 7, 1942, U.S. Marines begin amphibious assault against Japanese on Guadalcanal. Naval guns bombard Guadalcanal Island. Marines descend from the USS Hunter Liggett, on nets and enter LCVPs (Higgins boats) operated by Coast Guardsmen, to assault the island. Marines hit the beach from the boats. Marines firing small howitzers and advancing on the island. November 7, 1942, convoy of eight hundred ships en route to North Africa. Warships bombard the shore. An officer observes through binoculars. British and American troops descend on nets into LCVPs from Attack transports: USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13);USS Leonard Wood (APA-12); and USS Samuel Chase (APA-26). Troops hit the beaches of North Africa, under fire.
A film titled 'The Life and Death of The USS Hornet' dedicated to the workers of America's shipyards and war plants during World War II. The Capitol building in Washington DC. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gathered at press conference to announce the bombing of Tokyo Japan by Doolittle Raid forces in April 1942. Reporters run out to phones and typewriters. A man at NBC microphone in 1943. The headlines of newspapers read 'Japs Murder Doolittle's Fliers'. American people listen to radio broadcasts, gathered at work and in living rooms around radios to hear the radio news. They buy newspapers at newstands. Headline of newspaper reads "Carrier Hornet was Shangri-La". Workers at shipyard, factories, machine shops. Men and women war workers of varying ages and races, including white, Japanese-American, and African-American seen welding, machining, and working to buld the ship and its parts. Scenes from the launching of USS Hornet CV-8 in December 14, 1940, with sponsor Annie Reid Knox at the launching.